San Francisco Might Allow Public to Block Ugly Cell Towers
The City of San Francisco is considering a new ordinance that would allow residents and business owners to object to the placement or installation of new cell towers based solely on their aesthetics. Federal laws state that the public can't block new towers if standard safety conditions are met, but the new law proposed in San Francisco would permit the public to block new cell tower antennas from being built on public land. Complaints filed by the public over such matters would initiate a public hearing to discuss the antenna, its appearance and placement. The ordinance has yet to be passed into law. It would not affect how new antennas are approved for use on private land. Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently lamented that it takes as long as three years for new cell phone towers to be approved and built in the San Francisco area.
Dumb and Dumber-er
block cheap/old cars next??
Good... Save your money!!
Stop building/fixing towers in San Fransisco, take that money you would use fighting for towers and save that money to roll out 4G everywhere BUT San Francisco. Take all cellphone towers down and force the citizens there to purchase microcells (I just got one its great). That way you would make money off the hardware AND not have to have any maintenance fees or legal fees associated with building cellphone towers in a city that doesn't want any.
Let me reiterate who I am. I do not work nor have I ever worked for a cellphone company. I purchased an iPhone and it opened my eyes to the world of cellphone technology.
I purchased an iPhone and it opened my eyes to the world of cellphone technology.
lol @ Mentat....you sould like my cousin when he got his iPhone 4
Rainbow motif towers with round domes!
And these are the very same snobs..
It's a good thing the Ocean water levels are rising in conjunction with an increase of earthquakes along the California fault lines....
Stupidest ordinance ever!
Something else that makes this ordinance stupid to the point of being almost unenforceable is that it's basically saying that towers that are "ugly" can be blocked. Obviously, ugly is an incredibly subjective word. Given that SF is trying to pass a new ordinance every other day nowadays, will their next idea to pass an ordinance against gas pumps because they're necessary but "ugly?" How about "ugly" art...
It's Just a Matter of Priorities
no wonder CA is going bankrubpt
Gone San Fran Stupid!
One thing that amazes me time after time is how dumb some people can get. They whine so much in San Fran and similar areas about how crappy their service is with their carrier. Then they try to block towers from being built and or they wanna dress them up like a poodle or something.